How I Style My Short Hair (a Video!)

posted by Andrea | 06/27/2017
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After enjoying very long, curly hair for the first 23+ years of my life, I’ve had shorter hair for almost 9 years now (and really short hair for about 6 years).

I LOVE SHORT HAIR!

I know so many people who think they can’t or shouldn’t have short hair — but for my hair, my face, and my personality, a short hairstyle works SO well. And for anyone wondering, Dave likes short hair too 🙂

Over the years, I’ve gotten so many requests to share exactly how I style my hair each morning — and I just have to laugh because the whole process takes less than 3 minutes and I really don’t have a specific “way” I do it every morning.

However, due to the continued requests, I’ve decided it’s finally time to share — plus, it was sort of fun to make a video for a change!

If you’re reading this in an email, you’ll want to click through to the full post to see the video.

As I mentioned in the video, I get my hair cut every 4-5 weeks.

And I use the Got2b Glued Freeze Hairspray and the Glued Spiking Wax. Other than that, I really don’t spend much time, effort, energy, or money on my hair!

If you have short hair, I’d love to know why you love it so much!

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  1. Candis

    07/01/2017

    The video was great Andrea! I do not have short-hair, so this post does apply to me, but the video definitely provided a different connection to you as a blogger. I really enjoyed it! 🙂 Maybe you could consider doing a couple short videos periodically if it suits you, it really was quite a treat to “hear” from you. 🙂

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks so much Candis! Maybe I’ll persuade you to try short hair at some point 🙂

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  2. Mary in Maryland

    06/30/2017

    I’ve worn my hair in a jaw-length, curly bob since 2004 (when I had a short haircut that made me cry and wear a turban for a month–good thing it was February). But my hair has been making me hot. I bobby-pin it out of the way at night, and have been leaving it pinned up during the day for the past week.

    So when I went in for my trim today, I told Tami I was ready for a change and willing to spend up to three minutes a day on my hair. I also showed her pictures of the cuts that made me cry. I came home with short, very curly sides and back and some pouf on top. I asked her if I needed gel. She pointed out that my hair wants to stand up and I should let it. No tears yet.

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    Andrea Reply:

    Wow — so exciting! I love a good hair chop!
    Hopefully you won’t shed any tears over your new do!

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  3. Tracey

    06/29/2017

    Andrea, this was great!! I have long hair but love short styles…so elegant and easy.

    It’s cool see and hear you in action! Enjoy the summer!!

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  4. Mandy

    06/29/2017

    Hi Andrea, cute video. I cut my hair short pixie and have just started razoring it myself. I found I was never happy with how hairdressers cut it. Watched a bunch of YouTube videos and away I went. I have to thin/cut it about every 6-8 weeks but I love the freedom of doing it myself. I couldn’t agree with you more the time saving is the best! Love your blog and would love to see more of you on YouTube. Mandy xo

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  5. Evie Fieseler

    06/28/2017

    Andrea, you gave me COURAGE, and yesterday afternoon I had my hair cut in a very short, over the ears wedge!! I absolutely love it! For years I wore my hair in a bun with messy bangs and curls in front of my ears, just to keep it out of my face. Then 6 months ago I cut a short layered bob, but it felt so heavy on my head and actually made my ears sore. So when I saw yesterday’s post, I “walked in” to a good salon and cried help. LOL. I wanted the top of mine and tge bangs a bit longer than yours, but the hair totally off my neck and ears. The stylist said Dorothy Hamill, and I remembered her shortest look and agreed! Feels wonderful! Thank you so much. Oh, and Ive always used Dep sports gel to shape my hair, finger tease it wet, let it dry, and then brush it out. Works great, and now as of yesterday I just need a lot LESS Dep. Thanks for your blog, for keeping it real and for letting us into your life! Evie

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    Andrea Reply:

    This is so awesome… and I’m so glad you shared it with me!
    I hope you continue loving the short hair!!!

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  6. Francie

    06/28/2017

    You should definitely do more videos. I loved it! http://www.supersimpleways.com

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  7. Trixie

    06/28/2017

    Love the video! thanks for making it.

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  8. Cathy Howell

    06/27/2017

    LOVE LOVE SHORT HAIR!!! Love the convenience, the maintenance. I use mousse on wet hair for that wet hair look or if I want the dry look just comb it out when it dries. I add highlights and I do get my haircut by my daughter in law in her salon so no cost there. I have had short hair all my life and I just love the convenience and how fast I can be ready and people compliment me on my hair all the time and say I wish I could wear mine like that lol Once again “LOVE IT”

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    Andrea Reply:

    I also always get compliments on my hair — even when I think I’m having a really bad hair day! I’ve referred so many people to my neighbor and my cousin (the 2 people who cut my hair) because people always comment on my hair. I think short hairstyles are just eye-catching for some reason!

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  9. Pam B

    06/27/2017

    I used to have long, thick, natural curly hair but a year ago I took a screenshot of you in to my hairdresser and said “do this”! At first it was shocking to go that drastic of a cut but after a couple of days, I immediately loved it. Not having a heavy head of hot hair is one of my favorite things! I thought about growing it back out because my 8-year-old son misses being able to twirl his fingers in it (he is autistic with sensory processing disorder) but just couldn’t do it and my hubby was so happy I didn’t!

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    Andrea Reply:

    haha — that’s great!
    I’m honestly not even sure how I would go about growing my hair out anymore — I feel like it would be so many months of awkwardness before it got long enough to do any cute styles with!

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  10. Calliope

    06/27/2017

    Wow you are beautiful! I mean I knew you were from all these photos but somehow sound and movement show things differently! Your hair is great and your skin is amazing. I live in Greece and I receive your mails around 10, before bedtime, and I enjoy them very much.

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks so much Calliope 🙂

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  11. Debbie

    06/27/2017

    You so rock Andrea! I like your tutorial of your super easy hairstyle. My opinion, I thin Dave likes short hair because you’re the one under it. Hahaha!

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    Debbie Reply:

    *think

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    Andrea Reply:

    haha — maybe you’re right 🙂 In general, Dave has very few strong opinions about much though. He’s very easy-going!

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  12. Monique

    06/27/2017

    Totally enjoyed seeing you “live”. Always wondered what you sound like and how you move. It adds a wonderful dimension to your blog, which I have been reading for a few years now. Here in The Netherlands your emails come in right before bedtime, so I usually read them before bed.
    I can really relate to your approach to life’s challenges even though my own is the exact opposite of yours, and usually come away with some food for thought at least.

    Love your hair and routine, must admit short hair is not for me, but you rock it!
    Keep doing what you do, and please more video!

    Warm wishes
    Monique

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks so much Monique!

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  13. Lana

    06/27/2017

    I have naturally curly hair too. I wear it long, but have contemplated a shorter style.

    I’m from southwest Missouri, and I do think you have a northern accent. Just my two cents on the accent comments. 🙂

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  14. Karen Sunstein

    06/27/2017

    Yes!!!! I almost screamed when I saw the title of today’s post, but ibwas at work lol. Thank you for doing this. I got my hair cut almost exactly like yours and I love it. It’s so easy. I used to have super long, curly, thick hair and every now and then I miss it but I remind myself I always would put it in a ponytail.

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    Andrea Reply:

    yes, there are a few times when I wish I could have my long curls back — but they were really so much hassle. Short is better for me!

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  15. Alicia

    06/27/2017

    Love it! You look great with short hair! I have had waist length long hair pretty much all my life, and I chopped it all off last week! It’s not as short of yours, but still really short for me (I did just above the shoulder bob) and I love it!

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    Andrea Reply:

    what! just last week!
    well, hopefully it will be easier for you to manage!

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  16. Anna Veltema

    06/27/2017

    I’m definitely going to have to attempt your way of styling! I usually shower in the morning and blow dry because I get such bad bed head and my hair tends to get pretty greasy after sleeping on it or going more than 24 hours without washing! I LOVE my short hair as well and am so glad I finally chopped it all off! Makes my life 10 times easier!

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    Andrea Reply:

    yes, so much easier! And yes, try the wax and freeze spray — it’s amazing all the styles I can do with those 2 products!

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  17. Michelle

    06/27/2017

    Cute look and cute video!!

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  18. JoAnn C.

    06/27/2017

    Oh Andrea, cool video. I had to laugh at Amber Woods’ comment about your accent. I’m from southeastern Michigan, just outside of Detroit, and I thought; ‘I didn’t hear an accent’. ; ) Lol. Have a great day and thanks for sharing.

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    Andrea Reply:

    haha — I know. I said to Dave, “I don’t have an accent”! 🙂

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    Karen Reply:

    I don’t have short hair, but after reading this I had to listen for the accent. I’m from the opposite side of the continent in Canada, and I can’t hear much either! To my ear, people from Washington state have more distinctive accents.

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    Jenn S. Reply:

    It’s so funny how we don’t hear our own accents! I do hear a difference in your voice (compared to mine), but only in long vowel sounds or what sounded like any, “O,” sound.

    I grew up in northern VA (no southern accent there) and currently reside in western PA. 🙂

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  19. Sue

    06/27/2017

    Would love to see a pic of your long curly hair! Have always admired your short style though too!

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    Andrea Reply:

    here you go — lots of pictures 🙂
    http://andreadekker.com/why-i-choose-short-hair/

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  20. Jen

    06/27/2017

    You know I love me some short hair! I wish more women were brave and would go short. I think they’d be surprised. Right now, mine is a little “longer”, but it’s still pretty short! And my husband loves it too. I, too, get mine cut every 4 weeks. I would choose every 3 weeks but I try to be mindful of the budget! 🙂 Loved the video! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Amber Woods

    06/27/2017

    I loved watching this video and getting to hear your accent. I live in the south and therefore read your blog with a Southern sound. It is nice to hear the reality.

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    Andrea Reply:

    haha, yes! But WE don’t have the accent — it’s those of you down South with the accent 🙂

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    Laurel Reply:

    You don’t have an accent. (I’m from Michigan too!)

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    Adri Reply:

    I’m from Ohio but have lived in Alabama over a year, I’m finally adjusting to people saying I have an accent, ha! I’m with you…I DO NOT have an accent, lol!

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    JJ Reply:

    I’m from the Detroit area(born and raised), and I currently live in NC. After living in 5 different states, I know what people mean when they say we have an accent (and we DO!?!). Haha! It’s how we say the words and the way we say them. One word in particular that a lot of people have commented on for me is the word, “Yeah!” And when I worked at an office in Florida, I asked my boss if I could pitch something. He looked like a deer in headlights and asked, “Are you from Michigan?” I laughed and asked what that had to do with me wanting to throw something away. He said, “You are the third person today who asked if they could ‘pitch’ something when meaning you wanted to throw it away, and the other two were from Michigan. I had never heard that before!” I was complimented by a friend from Texas who said I had the purest accent he’d ever heard. So rock on with your Michigander accent!

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    JJ Reply:

    Okay, so after actually listening to your post (loved it!), it’s the emphasis on the “o” sound and the “a” sound that gives the “accent” probably heard by others. Michiganders (myself incuded) tend to lengthen the emphasis of the vowel sound. We say “so,” with more of an accent on the “o” whereas others might emphasize the “s”. I have been accused of said accent by my Long-Island husband. And most of my response had nothing to do with your post. But I know I was always so confused what others meant when they said I had an accent.

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  22. Gina

    06/27/2017

    Loved this video!! You are definitely making me want a short haircut! You are lovely!

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  23. Rosa

    06/27/2017

    Super cute! Loved seeing the real you! Love your blog!

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  24. Lorrie

    06/27/2017

    Great video!! Please do more!

    (Oh, and I thought your hair was cute as can be even before you styled it…. & after too! 🙂

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  25. Mara

    06/27/2017

    Adorable!!! Thanks so much for sharing!! You’re really good at making videos loved this! Such a cute style, too!

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  26. Laurel

    06/27/2017

    Loved the video! It’s so nice to see the real you. I have enjoyed your blog for many years, but your personality comes through on this video. You should consider doing more videos from time to time because there is something lost when we just read your words and see photos–not complaining, just noticing what a difference voice inflection and mannerisms make in translating. Oh, and your hair is super cute!

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    Tina Reply:

    I agree. Great video. Fun to watch.

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  27. Debra Schramm

    06/27/2017

    I love your hair! Thanks for sharing. Thank goodness my husband likes short hair also. I got my long hair cut very short 27 years ago when I was 9 months pregnant and I’ve kept it very short ever since.

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